This is a spectacularly beautiful cake from Lauren's company A White Cake- that was covered in fondant and decorated with cascading pearl and silver sugar beads.
I logged over 2500 miles onto my car this weekend so that I could drive this cake and 350 miniature wedding cakes that were a take off of this larger cake, down to Palm Beach, Florida. Needless to say the wedding was spectacular and one of the loveliest I've ever seen (which after 25 years says quite a lot).
The bride and groom cut this cake for their ceremony and then each guest received a miniature cake in one of two different flavors- chocolate for the gents, and lemon for the ladies. The better part of this story is I had been making cakes for the bride since she was a young girl. Her mother would order birthday cakes from me since she was about 8 years old. This is when she became a fan of our chocolate cake and set her heart on having it for her wedding day. Years later she was at a friends' wedding where our chocolate cake was served- and her wishes were confirmed. "It was the best wedding cake I ever had! It was so good I stole three pieces off other other people's plates!" When she found out later it was our cake it was the perfect affirmation.
This is not the first time that our cake has taken to the highway. Other than a cake that was taken by private jet to Venice, Italy (sadly I did not go with)- this cake has the most miles.
How did we do it? Well it went in pieces and I assembled and decorated it on site. It was kept well chilled and traveled beautifully. The caterer was surprised to hear we had come that far since everything was perfect and delicious. He was astounded to hear I had driven from NYC.
In two weeks we are hitting the road again- taking another cake out to Indianapolis, IN, which is only a mere 750 miles from our kitchen. That one will be a beauty too. I promise photos after I return.